Project Server 2010: Can I delay running the SharePoint Configuration Wizard?

In SharePoint 2010 when you upgrade to a new Cumulative Update or Service Pack this involves two main steps – first is loading the binaries, and the second is running the SharePoint Server 2010 configuration wizard (psconfig or psconfigui).  SharePoint supports delaying the running of the configuration wizard or even detaching content databases while running…


Microsoft Project 2010: Cumulative Update Version Blog Updated

Just for reference – I have added the April and June CU information, and some notes around SP1 versions, to the on-going blog post at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2010/09/23/how-to-tell-which-cumulative-update-hotfix-or-service-pack-version-of-project-server-2010-and-project-2010-you-are-running.aspx.


Project Server 2010: Blog Round-Up – New TechCenter, some PowerShell stuff and very cool Solution Starters and more!

Just in case some of you have missed these great postings, I thought I’d put out a round up of recent posts that caught my attention: The refurbished Project 2010 TechCenter on TechNet from Jan – http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectadministration/archive/2010/06/29/announcing-project-2010-techcenters-on-technet-refreshed.aspx The CU Webcast Series (sorry to be missing the first one – http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectadministration/archive/2010/06/16/microsoft-project-and-project-server-2007-and-2010-cumulative-update-webcast-series.aspx Some very cool PowerShell stuff…


Project Server 2010: View Failure in Project Center when certain ISO Currency Codes used in published projects

This one came to my attention via the TechNet Project Server forums http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/projectserver2010 (thanks Milen!) and was specifically raised concerning the Bulgarian currency code BGN.  If this was used in a project (File, Options, Display, Currency) then published to the server then an error would occur when navigating to Project Center: Pressing OK would just…


Project Server 2010: Cannot create or edit projects in Project Center

I am revisiting the topic of my earlier postings on this topic here, and here as I’ve since seen a couple of customers running into this, and my earlier posts were really focused on the tools (PowerShell) to fix the problem rather than the problem itself.  So to recap, the symptoms are that you cannot…


Project Server 2010: Virtual Migration Environment–Early tips and tricks

Even if you are not migrating from Project server 2003 the Virtual Migration Environment (VME) has something for you!  One key point for migration (migration usually refers to 2003 to 2010) or upgrade (2007 to 2010) is that “Script 9” should always be run and acted upon.  This script identifies some known conditions in your…


Project Server 2010 and Exchange Integration – a couple of early issues resolved

My colleague Mohit has completed some great work on an Exchange integration problem with one of our early 2010 customers.  See the results of his work at  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mohits/archive/2010/05/29/integration-of-project-server-2010-and-exchange-2010-2007.aspx .  This was a solution in two parts, with one of the issues being the setting of impersonation in Exchange Server 2010, and the requirement to set…


Project Server 2010: Demo Virtual Machines

A couple of useful references from the other Project blogs: http://blogs.msdn.com/chrisfie/archive/2010/05/08/microsoft-project-server-2010-rtm-demo-virtual-machine-is-ready-for-download.aspx details the SharePoint Server 2010 and the upcoming (soon – if you are reading this on the day of posting) Project Server 2010 installation pack.  Go get the SharePoint main image today – and then Project can just be added as a small download. …


Project Server 2010: Things to note, and avoid, as you start the 2010 journey…

Unless you have been living in a cave you will have heard that next month sees the virtual launch of Office 2010.  Details of the virtual launch and other availability stuff at http://blogs.msdn.com/chrisfie/archive/2010/04/28/microsoft-project-server-2010-availability-on-msdn-and-technet-subscribers-download-it-s-coming.aspx but I thought I’d take a few minutes to prepare the scene.  I know you will all read the wealth of documentation…